On Bloomberg, experts including Michael Holland, chairman of Holland & Co., Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson and others, weighed in on the future Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), especially under Satya Nadella, the insider who was appointed to lead the software giant company after the departure of Steve Ballmer.
According to the experts, the most important thing for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is that Nadella is displaying a different leadership style from his predecessor Ballmer. They said Nadella seems to be talking and acting at the same time unlike Ballmer, who did so much talking that he ended doing almost nothing to strengthen the company.
“Steve Ballmer’s communication style was to talk a lot and say — no, shout a lot, but not say anything. Satya Nadella has the company focused on the future of computing,” said Cory Johnson, who also believes that the company is on the right track to being what investors have always wanted it to be.
Nadella recently announced layoffs that are expected to help Microsoft reduce its financial burden while streamlining the company’s operations and strengthening the balance sheet. The move has been hailed by many experts.
The changes at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) have not only been limited to leadership style, but products have also improved. One particular product that the company feels strongly about is Office 365, which the experts said has updates that matter for their clients. They went on to say that product improvement will help Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to sell Windows and Office products.
“The old tech companies are still valued like old tech companies and yet the businesses are not thriving with cash. Apple’s problem is that they have too much cash, and this is a wonderful problem,” said Holland.
The experts also took a look at other tech companies such as Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and they said IBM is a cause for concern because the company’s revenue was been in a consistent decline.